NAME: Viktoriia Biliaieva
PROGRAMME: EU-Russia Studies
Why did you choose to study this programme?
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Crisis and Security. Since I am interested in the EU, Russia and those countries that are situated between them, I decided to continue my education in Tartu in order to better understand the situation in the region. The programme that combines the study of Russia and the EU is quite unique and very multidisciplinary, which makes it interesting and comprehensive. What is more, it is mandatory for all students to do internship, which allows them not only to acquire knowledge, but also to apply it and gain practical skills.
First of all, because I was able to find this programme here. I believe Estonia, a post-Soviet country which is part of the EU today, is a perfect place to study the relations and interaction between the EU and Russia. Estonian has been very successful in implementing reforms and overcoming post-Soviet legacy, that is why I am really interested in learning more about this country, its people and its path. What is more, there are many scholarship opportunities in Estonia. Also, it is a very beautiful and green country, and I like the Estonian language.
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